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Saturday 16 September 1933 – Wedding of Thelma Margaret Fisher at Badsey

Category Hatches, Matches and Dispatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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The wedding took place on Saturday, the Rev Harcourt Fowler officiating, of Miss Thelma Margaret Fisher, daughter of Mr and the late Mrs H Fisher of Abbotts Salford, and Mr Raymond Francis Cole, eldest son of Mr and the late Mrs Allen Cole of Offenham.

The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr A C Anker, was tastefully attired in a dress of white georgette and ciro lace, and a wreath and veil and orange blossom.  She also wore white satin shoes and carried a sheaf of lilies (the gift of her aunt).  The bridesmaids were Miss Lily Grove (friend of the bride) and Miss Dorothy Bennett (step-sister of the bridegroom) who were daintily attired in dresses of floral pattered satin with hat and shoes to tone.  They each wore a gold necklet and carried bouquets of pink and white roses with trailing fern (gifts of the bridegroom).  The duties of best man were carried out by Mr Harry Cole, brother of the bridegroom.  The bride was met at the church door by the Rev Harcourt Fowler and the choir, who sang the hymn, “Lead kindly light”.  During the service the hymn, “Thine for ever, God of love” was sung.  Mr L Sharp presided at the organ, playing appropriate music before the service and rendering the “Wedding March” as the happy couple left the church.  The ringers of St James also rang a merry peal on the bells.

The bride is well-known in the neighbourhood, her popularity gaining her a wide circle of friends in the district.  She was born at Abbots Salford but has lived in Badsey since a child, being an ardent member of the Badsey branch of the Girls’ Friendly Society.

The bridegroom is also well known, being a playing member of the old Offenham Swifts Football Club until he broke his leg which spoilt a promising career.

A reception was held at the home of the bride’s uncle and aunt (Mr & Mrs A C Anker) where she has made her home since infancy.  Mr & Mrs Cole were the recipients of numerous useful and handsome wedding presents, including a prayer book from the Badsey branch of the Girls’ Friendly Society.  After the reception, the bride and bridegroom left for Torquay where the honeymoon is being spent.  The bride travelled in an elephant crepe dress over which she wore a green tweed coat with a black hat trimmed with green.  Their future home will be at The Bungalow, Offenham.